Why 'Scientific' Materialism is Unsound
'Scientific' Materialism, although so popular with the pseudo-elites of our still primitive age, is philosophically unsound... and as my quotation marks imply, is neither sound science. This is why materialistic theories, from Newton's laws to quantum mechanics, from Darwin's theory of evolution to Schrodinger's unfortunate cat... always get caught up in quandaries and quagmires. Some, like Darwin's theory, are indeed sound science accounting for part and only part of what the truth is... Others, many others, are what the ancient Greeks called "Hubris,' or more nakedly: arrogance.
For indeed the desire of small men to know and control all: whether by probing and splitting the atom or by, without regard for liberty, constitutionality or privacy, 'monitoring' the entire globe and its communications... is a folly repeated throughout the cycles of history, overcome only by exceptional minds such as Jung, Kennedy and Socrates who, rather than take pretentious poses of omnipotence, oft resorted to the maxim: "I don't know." Socrates was by Oracle's declaration and by general repute: the wisest man of his Greek world.
That same Greek world produced many great scientists, philosophers and mathematicians. For example, we don't know where modern science would be without the geometry of Pythagoras, and yet he began his seminal essay with: "The air is full of spirits..." For indeed it is... I am not by this heralding Pythagoras as a saint or ideal human being: just as a great mathematician who recognized the importance of spirituality. Einstein often spoke of God and had to defend that in the atheistic scientific circles he ran in... and yet he did so because he cared so deeply about the truth of things.
In truth, this Earth and what is beyond it, is the stage on which powerful and mysterious forces unfold their inscrutable plays... We humans are key players... but we cannot know all.
Faith and just as critically intuition are the necessary vehicles by which we can A.) Exist in harmony with God and the other forces of the universe, and B.) Understand as much as is possible, far more than we can understand by, like Nietzche, proclaiming that "God is dead..." and, rejecting the wisdom of history and 'myth' alike, ascending on Icarus wings to assume his throne under the feeble pretense of 'natural science.'
Addendum: Although knowing but a little, I have seen the face of God and much of the spirit world, and have played a not insignificant role in the politics and power of this Earth, and it was done by neither science, nor art, nor trickery, but by spirit, especially the Holy Spirit. While rejecting materialism, i.e. the theory that matter and science is ALL, I do not reject the importance of scientific tradition and scientific progress, subjects which I have also studied and explicated upon. God bless